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dc.contributor.authorVan As, Johann
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Angela J.
dc.contributor.authorSmit, Nico J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-14T14:09:27Z
dc.date.available2016-09-14T14:09:27Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationVan As, J. et al. 2015. Life cycle of Hepatozoon affluomaloti sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Haemogregarinidae) in crag lizards (Sauria: Cordylidae) and in culicine mosquitoes from South Africa. Folia parasitologica, 62:art. #008. [http://folia.paru.cas.cz]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-5683
dc.identifier.issn1803-6465 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/18741
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14411/fp.2015.008
dc.identifier.urihttp://folia.paru.cas.cz/artkey/fol-201501-0008_Life_cycle_of_Hepatozoon_affluomaloti_sp_n_Apicomplexa_Haemogregarinidae_in_crag_lizards_Sauria_Cordylid.php
dc.description.abstractA new haemogregarine species Hepatozoon affluomaloti sp. n. is described from erythrocytes in the peripheral blood of crag lizards Pseudocordylus melanotus (Smith) and Pseudocordylus subviridis (Smith) (Sauria: Cordylidae) from mountainous regions in the Eastern Free State, South Africa. This species can be distinguished from all other congeners based on its large size, staining properties and life cycle development in its vector, Culex (Afroculex) lineata (Theobald) (Diptera: Culicidae). Mature gamonts stain mostly uniformly pinkish-purple with Giemsa, sometimes containing darker azurophilic granules anterior and posterior to the nucleus. The reflexed posterior extremity of the gamont stage sometimes stains slightly deeper purple and the nucleus is dense and placed in the posterior third of the parasite body. Merogonic stages of this haemogregarine occur in the liver tissues of P. melanotus with dizoic meronts. Macromeronts contains 2-7 macromerozoites and micromeronts contains 9-24 micromerozoites. Sporogonic developmental stages found in the proposed final host and vector, C. lineata, include large oocysts, measuring 54 × 48 µm on average. Sporulating oocysts with 8 nuclei are present in mosquitoes 6-7 days post-feeding on infected lizards. Sporocysts with mature sporozoites measure 31.0 × 21.8 µm on average and each contains 2-8 large sporozoites. It is suggested that transmission of infective sporozoites is achieved through predation of lizards on mosquitoesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Parasitology, Biology Centre CASen_US
dc.subjectGamontsen_US
dc.subjectmerogonic stagesen_US
dc.subjectoocystsen_US
dc.subjectsporocystsen_US
dc.subjectsporozoitesen_US
dc.subjecttransmissionen_US
dc.titleLife cycle of Hepatozoon affluomaloti sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Haemogregarinidae) in crag lizards (Sauria: Cordylidae) and in culicine mosquitoes from South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID25840703 - Davies-Russell, Angela Josephine
dc.contributor.researchID21250545 - Smit, Nicholas Jacobus


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